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Strong's #2255 - ἥμισυ

neuter of a derivative from an inseparable pref. akin to (G260) (through the idea of partition involved in connection) and meaning semi-
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  1. half
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Strong #: 2677 ‑ חֲצִי (khay‑tsee');  4276 ‑ מַחֲצִית (makh‑ats‑eeth');  6386 ‑ פְּלַג (pel‑ag');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Neuter of a derivative from an inseparable prefix akin to G260 (through the idea of partition involved in connection) and meaning semi-

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἥμισυς, ἡμίσεια, ἥμισυ; genitive ἡμίσους (Mark 6:23 (the Sept. Exodus 25:9; etc.), for the uncontracted form ἡμισεος which is more common in the earlier and more elegant Greek writings (from Herodotus down)); neuter plural ἡμίση, Luke 19:8 R G, a form in use from Theophrastus down, for the earlier ἡμισεα adopted by Lachmann (cf. Passow (also Liddell and Scott), under the word; Winer's Grammar, § 9, 2 d.; ἡμίσεια in T Tr (ἡμίσιά WH) seems due to a corruption of the copyists, see Stephanus Thesaurus iv., p. 170; Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. i., p. 248; Alex. Alexander Buttmann (1873) in Studien und Kritiken for 1862, p. 194f; (N. T. Gram. 14 (13); Tdf. Proleg., p. 118; but especially WHs Appendix, p. 158)); the Sept. for מַחֲצִית, much more often חֲצִי; half; it takes the gender and number of the annexed substantive (where τό ἥμισυ might have been expected): τά ἡμίση τῶν ὑπαρχόντων, Luke 19:8 (so Greek writings say ἥμισυς τοῦ βίου, οἱ ἡμίσεις τῶν ἱππέων, see Passow, under the word; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, L 2; Kühner, § 405, 5 c.); τάς ἡμίσεις τῶν δυνάμεων, 1 Macc. 3:34, 37); neuter τό ἥμισυ, substantively, the half; without the article a half: ἕως ἡμίσους τῆς βασιλείας μου (Esther 5:3; Esther 7:2), Mark 6:23; ἥμισυ καιροῦ, Revelation 12:14; as in classical Greek, καί ἥμισυ is added to cardinal numbers even where they are connected with masculine and feminine substantives, as τρεῖς ἡμέρας καί ἥμισυ, three days and a half, Revelation 11:9, 11 (ὀψώνειν δυοιν δραχμων καί ἡμίσους, Ath. 6, p. 274 c.; δύο or ἑνός πήχεων καί ἡμίσους, Exodus 25:16; Exodus 26:16; Exodus 38:1 (Alex.)); with καί omitted: Revelation 11:9 Tdf. edition 7 (μυριάδων ἑπτά ἡμίσους, Plutarch, Mar. 34).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἥμισυς , -εια , -υ ,

gen., -ους (late, as in Papyri, for cl., -εος Bl., § 8, 4; Mayser, 294), n. p1., ἡμίσια (Rec., cl., -εια ),

[in LXX for H2677, H4276;] half;

1. as adj., agreeing in gender and number with the substantive following, τὰ ἡμίσια τ . ὑταρχόντων , Luke 19:8.

2. As neut. subst., τὸ ἥμισυ , the half; . (anarth.), a half: c. gen., . καιροῦ , Revelation 12:14; ἕως ἡμίσους τ . βασιλείας μου , Mark 6:23; after a cardinal number, ἡμέρας τρεῖς κ . ἥμισυ , Revelation 11:9; Revelation 11:11.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
ημίσει ημίσεις ημίσεσι ημίσεσιν ημίσεως ημίση ημισια ἡμίσιά ημισους ημίσους ἡμίσους ημισυ ημισύ ήμισυ ἥμισυ emisia ēmisia emisous ēmisous emisu ēmisu hemisia hemísiá hēmisia hēmísiá hemisous hemísous hēmisous hēmísous hemisy hēmisy hḗmisy
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